Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Pedaling For Parkinson'sPedaling for Parkinson’s is a new program specifically designed to help those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The program focuses on research that indicates that pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace ― optimally 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence that it can make a difference for those who try it.  

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is designed for
  • those who are 30 to 75 years old
  • those who have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease  
Prior to joining the program, each participant needs to meet with a member of the Capital District YMCA’s wellness team, and provide a completed consent form and medical clearance form, and agree to periodically monitor their progress.

Branches that Offer Pedaling for Parkinson’s  
Albanyy             Please call 463.9622 x 1340 and ask for Ben Luke
         Please call 439.4394 x 1440 and ask for Mark Thurman
Glenville             Please call 399.8118 x 3328 and ask for Allison Reinhardt
Greenbush          Please call 477.2570 x 1240 and ask for Tys Bailey-Yavonditte
Guilderland        Please call 456.3634 x 1140 and ask for Casey Garvey
Schenectady       Please call 881.0117 x 4440 and ask for Gina LaViolette
So. Saratoga       Please call 371.2139 x 5532 and ask for Lori Donato
                   Please call 272.5900 x 2240 and ask for Tammy Roberts